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Sep 19, 2013

Review: Arby's - Jr. Bacon Cheddar Melt

Arby's Jr. Bacon Cheddar Melt features pepper bacon, thinly-sliced roast beef, and warm cheddar cheese sauce on a junior sesame seed bun.

It's part of their new Snack 'N Save value menu and I bought one for $1.89.

This is basically a junior-sized Beef 'N Cheddar minus the onion roll and Red Ranch sauce but with the glorious(!) addition of pepper bacon.

Arby's pepper bacon occupies the upper rungs of the fast food ladder. It's crisp, smoky, and super tasty.

The tender, thin-sliced beef holds up well against the warm, creamy cheese and while there's a fair amount of salt here, the sesame bun does an admirable job blunting it.

Overall, while I'm not a huge fan of the classic Beef 'N Cheddar, I still like the Jr. Bacon Cheddar Melt because it includes Arby's delicious bacon and cuts out the stronger (and saltier) flavor of the Red Ranch sauce. Also, the proportions seems to work together better here. The price takes it out of what I'd consider "value" territory for what you get though.

Nutritional Info - Arby's Jr. Bacon Cheddar Melt (117g)
Calories - 280 (from Fat - 110)
Fat - 12g (Saturated Fat - 4g)
Sodium - 890mg
Carbs - 25g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 17g


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5 comments :

  1. Obsessed with salt much? I'm half-expecting to see the author's salt review of the next DQ monthly Blizzard.

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  2. People have different palates and notice or have an aversion to different things such as too much salt, sugar, or heat. Perhaps the author is just being thorough for readers who care about such things. I hope your snarky comment made your day.

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  3. Plenty of people are really picky about salt (and still eat fast food, yes) and it isn't like he stops his reviews to go into poetic depth on the salt content of these items.


    The problem with the internet is people are snarky for the sake of being snarky. It is no longer in an attempt to be funny or clever. It is just unnecessary necessity.

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  4. For the record, in this entire article the world was only used once in: saltier. The only other qualifying remark would be listing the sodium content, which even most the fast food companies do on their own packaging these days. Some people are highly sensitive to salt, either it's taste or the effects it has on their blood pressure or heart rate. I just wasted a moment of my time on you, go do something positive with your life instead of complaining about a nonexistent problem. It's all in your head Adam-Son, empty your mind, which should come easily, and fill it back up with something useful.

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  5. While I agree with your thoughts, I think the word is actually used twice in the article, if you count "saltier" which is the one you mentioned. There's also this section:

    The tender, thin-sliced beef holds up well against the warm, creamy
    cheese and while there's a fair amount of salt here, the sesame bun does
    an admirable job blunting it.

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